VITEC Introduces Tactical 3G/4GVideo Streaming to Mobile Devices for Its Military FMV Solution

Full Motion Video Mobile Streaming (FMVMS) technology enables government and military entities to deliver real-time IPTV and FMV content to mobile devices for enhanced situational awareness in the field.

Sunnyvale, CA, January 26, 2012 --( VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions, today announced the addition of mobile streaming capabilities to the widely-deployed Optibase Full Motion Video (FMV) Streaming system. The military-grade architecture delivers standard definition and high definition IPTV content, in real time, to iOS and Android phones and tablets over 3G, HSPA+, 4G LTE, WiFi and WiMAX networks, and seamlessly integrates with existing IP video environments.

Effective dissemination of video is rapidly becoming a must-have tool for ground troops, providing combat situational awareness in remote locations. But military IT and video groups are struggling to keep pace with constantly changing network bandwidth requirements and the wide range of mobile device platforms, operating systems and playback capabilities used by recipients in various sites.

Optibase FMVMS addresses the dynamics at the core of the FMV network and at the battlefield by combining broadcast-grade video quality with dense, flexible and easy to deploy mobile delivery technology that is certified for all types of networks and data rates.

FMVMS can be integrated with the widely-deployed EZ TV IPTV System and FITIS Situational Awareness and ISR Platform to enable rapid deployment of real-time streaming to phones and tablets. Offered in a blade form factor that integrates with award-winning Optibase Media Gateway (MGW) platforms, FMVMS is designed to be used as a video hub service or as an edge device that is positioned close to the users for optimal network utilization. An integrated iPhone, iPad and Android EZ TV Mobile Player application offers full channel guide synchronization and user authentication for a secure, customized management solution for live streams and recorded video assets.

“Today’s mobile devices offer versatility and computational power that can revolutionize the battlefield. With FMVMS, we are able to enhance our tactical situational awareness solutions and allow our customers to disseminate critical video and metadata information faster and to more recipients, even in remote locations and while on the move,” said Eli Garten, Vice President of Optibase Product Management at VITEC. “With this new technology we are able to address the growing need for a tactical mobile delivery solution that offers superb video quality in wide range of bit rates, designed from the ground up to fit military network topologies and trade-off between local and disadvantaged users. Our ability to dynamically and automatically detect the type of mobile devices in use makes FMVMS flexible, easy to deploy and easy to manage – attributes that will assist military organizations to quickly and cost-effectively deploy powerful new tools and services and make an immediate impact with increased video delivery capabilities.”

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Since 1988, VITEC has been a worldwide leading provider of powerful digital video products that support end-to-end media solutions for Broadcast, Corporate, Education, Government, Industrial, Medical, Military, and Telco customers. By integrating world famous brands including Optibase, Focus, Como, and Stradis, VITEC now controls the complete video chain with professional-grade products for acquisition, encoding, processing, management, and delivery. With approximately one hundred R&D engineers specializing in digital video, VITEC offers innovative and cost effective hardware and software, advanced technology research, and custom product designs for world-class OEM’s. VITEC is headquartered in Paris, France, with worldwide R&D, Sales, and System Integration offices. For further information, please visit

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Geol Yeadon